Ladies, we have a confession to make: Normally, we HATE swimwear shopping. Your run-of-the-mill body issues aside, we just can't help but wonder: How many variations on a few strips of lycra can there be?
As it turns out, this year, plenty. While the classics still hold up -- a string bikini never goes out of style! -- swimwear for 2014 is anything but boring. This year's hottest styles are embellished to the max, showcasing tops with ruffled overlays + fringe, bottoms with skirts + one-pieces with cutouts galore. And best of all? They're still fully functional. Because what's the point of a swimsuit if you can't actually, you know, swim? Below, find our top picks on the styles guaranteed to make a splash this season, whether you're at the pool, beach or simply sun-lounging. Dive right in, because these deals won't last long!
Get this Fringe Swim Monokini, usually $29.90, for $15 right now at Wet Seal, plus, use coupon code WETSEALJUL to take an extra 10% off and drop your total to $13.50. Shipping adds $5.95. We couldn't find it anywhere else for less, although you can get it from the store's Amazon Site for the same price if you prefer. It has padded push-up cups and halter straps. It comes in three colors. Sales tax is charged in most states
Shop Nordstrom.com for women's and juniors swim separates $25 or less. Plus, shipping is free with any order. Some highlights include the pictured Bikini Lab 'Colorblock Twist' Push-Up Bikini Top which drops from $30 to a price low of $20.10, the juniors BP. Undercover Fringe Triangle Bikini Top which falls from $24 to a price low of $11.98, and the matching BP. Undercover Knotted Side Bikini Bottoms which go from $19 to $9.49. Sales tax is charged in most states.
Shop Swim Separates priced as low as $3.81 during the ASOS summer sale. Shipping adds $4 but is free on orders of $25 or more. These pictured ASOS Skirted Bikini Pant in Ditsy Floral drop from $30.49 to $8.57 and can be paired with this ASOS Frill Bandeau Bikini Top in Ditsy Floral, which goes from $30.49 to $15.24. We couldn't find these items anywhere else for less. They feature a low rise and a hipster styling. The top features soft unpadded cups and a clip clasp closure. Please note that sizing may be extremely limited depending on style. Sales tax is charged in most states.
Target cuts up to 40% off its swimwear for Men, Women and Kids for a limited time only. Shipping starts at $5 but is free on orders of $50 or more. This pictured Clean Water Swim Dress, for instance, falls 38%, dropping from $39.99 to $25. We couldn't find it anywhere else for less. It comes in black or turquoise and has a partial lining. These Merona 7" Red Floral Boardshorts drop 40%, going from $19.99 to $12. This is the best price we could find on them. They feature back elastic and a mesh liner. Sales tax is charged in most states.
Get this BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Just A Peak Flutter Bikini Top & Just A Peak Tie Bottom normally $64 each, for $44.80-48 for the top and $37.80 for the bottoms right now at Bloomingdale's. Shipping adds $11. We couldn't find either piece anywhere else for less. These items are crocheted. The top has adjustable straps and molded cups with a flutter overlay. It comes in black or tart. The bottoms feature adjustable sides. Sales tax is charged in most states.